Local home care provider, Home Instead Telford, Newport and Market Drayton has formed a potentially life-saving partnership with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to increase understanding of fire safety within the elderly population.
Home Instead, which cares for older people in the comfort of their own homes, helping them live independently for longer, have formed this partnership to enhance the lives of their clients – keeping them safe and well, protected from the dangers of fire.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service will also provide assessments in addition to Home Instead’s checks, that provide information on the safety of their home. It will involve checking fire alarms and making simple changes to enhance fire safety for clients who want extra reassurance that their home is safe.
In addition, the partnership will also provide Home Instead’s Care Professionals with fire-safety training, helping them become better informed on how to keep their clients safe from the dangers of fire.
The Fire and Rescue team will also accompany Home Instead on their community talks about staying safe and well in your own home.
Siobhan Davis, community engagement officer at Home Instead Telford, Newport and Market Drayton comments:
“Sadly, the dangers of fire is something that many older people are often vulnerable to. By working together, we can spread awareness and keep our clients, and the wider community, safer.
“We hope our partnership also inspires other care providers throughout the area to get in touch with the Fire and Rescue team, and to work together to ensure the safety of older and vulnerable people across the county.”
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are very pleased to be working alongside Home Instead in ensuring that their clients are given the opportunity to receive a free home fire safety visit. Rabinder Dhami, Prevention Manager stated
“Sometimes it is the little things that we can overlook which can make all the difference in ensuring that you never have a fire. By also providing training to carers we can all proactively play our part in ensuring the safety of client."
To find out more about Home Instead Telford, Newport and Market Drayton, their quality home care services or their new partnership with Shropshire Fire and Rescue, please call 01952 581112 or visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/east-shropshire/.